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School
McMaster University
Department
Theatre & Film Studies
Course
THTRFLM 1T03
Professor
Peter Cockett
Semester
Winter

Description
1T03 week 9: Harvest  03/12/2014 Cultural Context • India, 1997 th • 50 anniversary if independence from Britain • not a dominant economic power, but beginning Colonialism & Globalization • Colonialism: • Dominance of other nations by force • Globalization: • Influence over other nations through market forces • Cultural dominance through consumerism Harvest as Dystopian Sci-Fi • Imagines a dark future, to comment on the present • Structured around the idea of a company that harvest bodies from Indian “donors” to extend the lives of people from the global north • Actual trade in human organs in the world today a metaphor for the influence of global capitalism on Indian culture Harvest’s Central Goal • Harvest critiques the globalized world: • Exploitation of countries with less economic power • Creation of desire for consumer goods • Devaluation of local cultures • Fragmentation of experience • Global communication & surveillance • Read 1.2.49-144 Exploitation of the countries by taking their resources (human bodies in this case) Devaluing local culture through representations of relationships and food Harvest’s Critique • Consumerism & the devaluing of local culture • Example of Coca-Cola India: little drops of joy • Sense of family that was there in the beginning was destroyed in the end
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